Contact Information

Research Assistant Professor
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Center for Family Studies
Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Family Studies Building, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33136
United States of America

Office (305) 243-4305

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2009


Viviana E. Horigian, M.D.



M.D., School of Medicine, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires
B.S., International Baccalaureate: St Catherine´s School, Buenos Aires

About Me

Viviana E. Horigian, MD is Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is also the Executive director of the Florida Node Alliance of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) housed at the University of Miami. The Florida Node Alliance is a partnership between is scientists and program leaders at the University of Miami with scientist and practice leaders from community treatment agencies located in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. As partners scientists and practitioners design and implement  and train in interventions for alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Dr. Horigian has contributed to the design and implementation of the trials led by the Florida Node Alliance ,manages its day to day operations and has more than 15 years of experience in the implementation of multi site randomized clinical trials. Most of her research within the CTN network has been dedicated to evaluate the effects of a family therapy intervention, Brief Strategic Family Therapy BSFT® for adolescent drug abuse. Dr. Horigian’s research career has been committed to improving practice through the implementation of clinical trials in real world settings, and more recently in creating the local capacities that would allow the implementation of such trials. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a technology transfer project that aims to develop the research infrastructure for the implementation of rigorous randomized clinical trials in Mexico. In this role, she mentors investigators from the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico on the design, implementation, safety and interpretation of results of RCTs in real-world treatment settings. Most recently she received a recognition from the National Institutes of Psychiatry in Mexico for hers and the Florida Node Alliance contributions on the establishment of a Mexican Clinical Trials Network. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Trials and the National Hispanic Science Network.

Research Interests

• Substance Abuse Treatment
• Adolescent Drug Abuse
• Family therapy
• Capacity building in Research in Latin America
• Clinical trials: Design and Implementation
• Implementation research


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